The Glasgow Molecular Pathology Node aims to create a dynamic platform that integrates laboratory medicine, including pathology, and informatics disciplines, which handle and analyse the large datasets which emerge from molecular research. Scientists, pathologists and clinicians will work together to develop and perform new tests, and interpret, deliver and act on results for patient benefit. Our aim is to develop new tests to better diagnose patients and guide their best treatment in cancer, inflammatory diseases and in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Additionally the Node will provide training in molecular pathology, genetics, informatics and stratified medicine to address national skill shortages and to contribute to a workforce capable of developing, undertaking, interpreting and applying the results of novel molecular diagnostics, across a range of professions and expertise from geneticists, pathologists, clinical and other scientists, informaticians and clinicians across hospital practice and primary care.